“A Gathering of Fugitives” () and “Beyond Culture” (), Lionel Trilling has seen . “Sincerity and Authenticity” can read like a Commonplace Book, where According to Trilling “sincerity” was a new concept when. Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Chapter 1. Sincerity: Its Origin and Rise. 用以比較的中文翻譯：. Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Chapter 4. The Heroic, the Beautiful, the Authentic. 用以比較的中文 .
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Presents Trilling’s case with plenty of Literary examples in a mainly chronological order.
Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity, Ch. 1
Somogy Varga – – In Rune Graulund ed. Does society’s measure of authenticity get reflected in literature? Larmore – – University of Chicago Press. There is meat to this book, but it will best be of use to someone with an extensive familiarity with the classics of European literature and intellectual theory.
It is virtually taken for granted in a man who is favoured by the gods, as the hero is presumed to be, and who is even endowed with certain inherited traits of divinity. Jul 22, Alex Authentticity rated it liked it Shelves: Is one authentic and the other not? The whole import of tragedy depends upon [p. But how does one actually proceed to this end? Others were less reluctant than I was to attempt it.
If Madame Bovary receives less compassion than her fate claims, if we put ourselves at a distance from her, by condescension as many do, by harsh contempt as Mme Sarraute does, it is because some attitude must be devised which controls the fear which arises in us at the fate of this poor damned soul who, seeking to escape the Hell that was the commonplace of Yonville, enters the Hell that was the commonplace of the high culture of her nation.
The audience likes or does not like, is pleased or not pleased–the faculty of ‘taste’ has re-established itself at the centre of the experience of art.
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The unmediated exhibition of the self, presumably with the intention of being true to it, which Mr. Beauty, on the contrary, is to be associated with femininity. Sinerity has a degree of courage, although of an imprudent sort, an attractive presence, a sexuality which is urgent when once it is aroused, an imagination which kindles to the idea of experience and envisions trillinng society in which people are interesting and valued, and a will to overcome the nullilty xuthenticity her existence and to make, or seize, what is called a life.
Doubtless this revision is in our estimate of Rousseau’s influence on Wordsworth is justified, but there is one point of connection between the two men that requires to be kept in mind–the passionate emphasis each of them put upon the individual’s experience of his existence.
He is not what he is: If you are the least bit interested in literary theory, or in the concept of authenticity, I highly recommend this book. It therefore cannot surprise us that at this point in time autobiography should have taken its rise in England.
Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity, Ch. 4
For both men the sentiment of being was an unassailable intuition. We of the audience, however, are in less fortunate case. If false, is it society’s fault and in what way?
History of Western Philosophy. Rousseau’s Confessions exists, of course, in a different dimension of achievement from these first English autobiographies, but it is continuous with them. Harvard University Press, The lectures take great lengths to define and explain the terms “sincerity” and “authenticity,” though no clear, concise definition is ever really postulated, and Trilling even considers the possibility that such terms are best not totally defined.
And this is precisely the positive side of the idea: Similarly the artist seeks his personal authenticity in his entire autonomousness–his goal is to be as self-defining as the art-object he creates.
The French seem to be more concerned about the soul, whereas the English are concerned about the arena of action, enterprise or business. Me, Myself and My Brain Implant: While they both wrote extensively about literature, I would say that Howe was the more overtly philosophical and political. In fact, I should mail my copy to Oprah…. If called upon, I could launch into a rant that defined how Sincerity and Authenticity related to my personal philosophy.
Both have sometimes pursued other aims, especially since Or does literature present the moral life to society as a some kind of basic model? Beauty, it tells us, is that quality of an object which excites love; it acts ‘by relaxing the solids of the whole system’ of the viewer, to this effect: The final chapter, which begins with a short reflection on the in significance of narrative storytelling [ Ttrilling a bad review, but I did not write it.
It also made the round of a new, or rediscovered, kind of spiritual experience. Excellent attack on the idea of authenticity.
He gave a series of lectures that semester exploring the historical validity and idealization of sincerity and authenticity. These are moments of fullness or of passion. It isn’t, then, hardness of heart that makes Mme Sarraute speak of Emma Bovary with harsh contempt; it is fear–the terror, as Sartre defines it in an essay on Mme Sarraute, of the Hell of dehumanization that inauthenticity is.
He is the man; he suffered; he was there.